Leaderless America on Labor Day

Maybe it’s time to look away from the political sphere to someone like Ben Carson, who has at least achieved success doing genuine good as a pediatric neurosurgeon.

We are at a crossroads. We have a president clearly without the courage to lead. Since that’s the case, why don’t we start to do it ourselves?

They say that the people get the leaders they deserve -- and that may have been our problem. Maybe we have lost the soul of our country and we are, as they trumpet in the Syrian newspapers, beginning our decline. (Maybe we began it a few years ago.)

But then again, maybe not. Maybe we can take this opportunity as a country to engage with the world in an intelligent way. We are the leaders of the world, like it or not. If we give it up, the center will not hold. You don’t have to be a genius to see that.

No one else is going to do it -- no other country and certainly not the UN. If our president doesn’t want to do it, we the people must take things over from him.

I know it sounds like a lot of work, but if not now, when? And if not we, who?

Happy Labor Day.

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